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Henderson Haverfield CARSON

(1893-1971)

CARSON, Henderson Haverfield, a Representative from Ohio; born on a farm near Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, October 25, 1893; attended the public and high schools; Cleveland (Ohio) Law School and Baldwin-Wallace College at Berea, Ohio, LL.B., 1919; became affiliated with the legal department of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. in 1915; enlisted in the Field Artillery in 1918; was transferred to Base Hospital, One Hundred and Nineteenth Unit, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and served there until honorably discharged in 1919 as a corporal; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Canton, Ohio, in 1922; member of the faculty of McKinley Law School 1926-1942, where he received his J.D. degree; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; elected to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Canton, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.; resided in Canton, Ohio, where he died October 5, 1971; interment in West Lawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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